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edmonton's artistic hub and creative catalyst

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) supports, promotes and inspires the arts in our city

Through ever-growing investment in artists, organizations, festivals and the greater arts community, the EAC raises the profile of Edmonton arts and culture, and brings the arts to everyday life. 

With funding from the City of Edmonton and other partners, we’re reshaping the already dynamic cultural and artistic landscape of Edmonton, to reflect our diverse and always changing city and people.

Every project and partnership is an opportunity to strengthen our community, and activate the arts in new, unexpected ways throughout the city. The Edmonton Arts Council welcomes the contributions of artists from multiple communities, backgrounds and traditions, serving as a springboard for emerging and established artists alike – while showcasing the endless variety and value of art in Edmonton.

Land Acknowledgement

The Edmonton Arts Council acknowledges the traditional land on which Edmonton/​Amiskwacîwâskahikan sits, the Territory of the Treaty 6 First Nations and the homelands of the Métis people.

We renew our commitment to continuing our collective journey toward the ideals of peace, friendship, and understanding at the core of the Treaty agreement. We would like to recognize and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Nehiyawak/​Cree, Dene Suliné, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi/​Blackfoot, as well as the Métis and the Inuk/​Inuit peoples.

A hula hooper holds her hoop up, she is wearing a colourful bodysuit and black tights, behind her in the distance is a brass band and a building that looks like a house
Festival in a Box Parade at Queen Mary Park featuring Amanda Panda, photo by Levi Manchak


Supporting, promoting, and presenting arts events and festivals in the city.

A large green, purple and blue architectural sculpture sits in a green park setting
Vaulted Willow by Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY, photo by Doyle C. Marko Photography

public art

Transforming our urban landscape with engaging and vibrant art pieces for the enjoyment of all.

Two rows of earrings, with three pairs on each row, dangle from some jute. The earrings feature colourful patterns on small hoops, made from tin boxes
Tin Giants earrings, photo provided

shop & services

Connecting Edmontonians and visitors to the local arts community through our box office and art shop.

A woman sings the blues in a flapper style outfit, a man can be seen on guitar in the background as well as the head of another man
Miss Rae and the Midnight Ramblers perform at an EAC event, photo by Girl Named Shirl

calls & funding

Inspiring and investing in art of all sizes and scopes, with funding, calls to artists, and other opportunities available to individuals and organizations.

Four people appear in bright colourful cultural attire, one is pink, one yellow, one pink and one green
Mexican Society of Edmonton at the Queen Mary Park Festival in a Box Parade, photo by Levi Manchak

EAC projects

Promoting a diverse and thriving arts community with our artists in residence, community programming, poet laureate and more.

DJ performing in a darkly lit interior
CreeAsian performing, photo by Girl Named Shirl Photography

research & impact

Fostering a culture of evidence-informed decision-making and demonstrating short and long-term change in Edmonton’s arts ecology with our research and data, annual reports, and delivery of Connections & Exchanges.

Our Vision

A city where arts and culture are integrated in all aspects of our community life and where both individual artists and arts organizations are valued and supported in their endeavors to create, communicate and contribute.

our mandate

The Edmonton Arts Council is a non-profit society and charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts in Edmonton. To those ends we:

  • Build partnerships to strengthen our community.
  • Invest in Edmonton organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate, and private funding.
  • Provide expert advice to government and other agencies on issues that affect the arts.
  • Create awareness amongst Edmontonians about the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in our city.
A white, blonde-haired woman stands in the center of the image in a red tank top blouse, she has her arms raised in the air beside her and has more than 10 hula hoops around her waist. Behind her City Hall can be seen.
A performer at the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, photo provided by City of Edmonton

research & impact

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A painting of Edmonton's river valley, the trees are in unnatural shades of green, yellow, red, orange, purple and blue. The low level bridge can be seen as well as Downtown's sky line in the distance.
Autumn in the Valley by Leanne Schnierer

Connections & Exchanges

Our award-winning 10-year arts and heritage plan, seeking to infuse culture, arts, and heritage into every aspect of civic fabric, support cultural makers and interpreters, and grow Edmonton’s arts and heritage audiences.

The photo is taken from one or two stories above a large mosaic artwork that is embedded in a cement floor. The mosaic is colourful and swirls with blues, greens, yellows, reds and whites. Two small figures walk towards it.
Tsa Tsa Ke K'e/Iron Foot Place by Alex Janvier, photo by Laughing Dog Photography

Annual Reports

Read about the impact that the Edmonton Arts Council has on our city and arts community, and how we will create even greater vibrancy and excitement in the years to come. 

our people

Dedicated to the arts

In order to properly reflect life in Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council is made up of people from a range of backgrounds with a diverse set of skills. The people behind the scenes at the EAC are experts in the arts in Edmonton and want to help your artistic endeavors succeed. We are always happy to discuss your latest projects and plans, answer questions, or address concerns.

Read more about the people dedicated to breathing new life into the arts, and making creativity and the arts part of every community in Edmonton – every day of the year.